Christina Vercelletto

Christina Vercelletto covers pets for Reader’s Digest and Chewy’s Pet Central channel. She has 15 years’ experience on staff at national publications, including Parenting, FamilyFun, Scholastic Parent & Child, and Woman's Day and has appeared as a guest on Today, Good Morning America, and The View. Aside from Reader's Digest, Christina regularly crafts content for EatingWell, CNN Underscored, Livestrong, The Knot, Trip Advisor, and other prominent brands. She holds a summa cum laude degree in journalism from Long Island University. Her areas of expertise are lifestyle, beauty, travel, product reviews, and pets.
The Golden Retriever Dog is lying on the ground licking his paws. Tout icon

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?

Most dogs can be spotted licking away—or even chewing—at their feet. Is it a reason to worry? Sometimes. Here's what you need to know about this common but puzzling behavior.